Experienced Reckless Driving Attorneys in Richmond, VA – Affordable Rates
Our Richmond reckless driving lawyers have defended numerous clients against reckless driving and speeding tickets in Richmond, Henrico County, Chesterfield County, and Hanover County, Virginia.
We are dedicated Richmond traffic lawyers , focused on offering clients the representation they deserve, working diligently to help them understand the charges they face, the penalties the charges carry and the court proceedings that lay before them.
What is Reckless Driving?
- Reckless Driving is a Class 1 Misdemeanor in Virginia which means that it is a criminal office and is punishable by up to 12 months in jail, a fine of up to $2,500 and/or a 6 month suspension of your license. Additionally, it carries 6 points and stays on your Virginia DMV record for 11 years.
- The most common type of reckless driving is reckless driving by speed (§46.2-862) which means that you were traveling more than 20 miles per hour over the speed limit or over 80 miles per hour regardless of the posted speed limit.
- The catch all reckless driving-general (§ 46.2-852) refers to several specific types of traffic violations which are considered to endanger yourself, others or property and is often cited in accident cases when the damage is above a certain threshold.
Contact our Richmond reckless driving attorneys today if you’ve received a reckless driving ticket in the Richmond, VA area.
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We have found successful resolutions for countless clients including government contractors who require top secret clearance, truck drivers who face loss of their commercial drivers license (CDL) or points on their CDL,military members and under aged drinking and college students from:
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- University of Richmond
- Virginia Union University
- Virginia State University
- John Tyler Community College
- J. Sergeant Community College
- Richard Bland College
- Randolph-Macon College
- Hamden-Sydney College
- College of William & Mary
- University of Virginia
- Longwood College and Mary Washington University
Virginia Reckless Driving – Six Point Traffic Violation
In Virginia, reckless driving is a “six point traffic violation” and the number of years that the conviction stays on your Virginia DMV record is in parentheses beside each violation below. Demerit points will also be assigned to your record for traffic convictions incurred in other states.
- Speeding in excess of 80 mph (11 years)
- Speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit (11 years)
- Speeding racing (11 years)
- Speeding passing or overtaking an emergency vehicle (11 years)
- Speeding passing a school bus (11 years)
- Speeding passing on the crest of a hill (11 years)
- Speeding passing at a railroad crossing (11 years)
- Speeding passing two vehicles abreast (11 years)
- Speeding driving two vehicles abreast (11 years)
- Speeding driving too fast for conditions (11 years)
- Speeding failing to give a proper signal (11 years)
- Speeding faulty brakes/improper control (11 years)
- Speeding on parking lots, etc. (11 years)
- Speeding with an obstructed view (11 years)
- Speeding generally (11 years)
- Speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit (5 years)
By focusing in Virginia traffic law we are able to better represent our clients and their specific needs. Limiting our law firm practice area allows us to focus on a few traffic courts and become intimately familiar with how each particular traffic court operates. This detailed knowledge helps us to better advise our clients and makes us better at what we do.
Richmond District Courts
Three Richmond Traffic Court Divisions
- Traffic Division (view information about the Richmond Traffic Division)
- Civil Division (view information about the Richmond Civil Division)
- Criminal Division (view information about the Richmond Criminal Division)
- Richmond Traffic Court
- Hanover Traffic Court
- Chesterfield Traffic Court
- Henrico Traffic Court